- Michigan strength and conditioning coach and urban legend Mike Barwis went on WTKA earlier this week, and I don’t even know what to say about the interview. Barwis has become an urban legend on Michigan message boards and in Ann Arbor thanks to his intensity and aggressive attitude, and he has actually turned into a Chuck Norris-like figure in a sense. I’m not exactly sure how the whole thing about Barwis got started, but I certainly can see why it did.
During the interview, Barwis talked about his pets. Now, a normal person would have a pet dog or cat or something like that, but not Mike Barwis. He had pet wolves and a dog-like animal from Spain that was bred to hunt lions. Seriously. Barwis also touched on how he once drove off a cliff and still made it to practice and then also discussed a ridiculous journey to West Virginia and back to move some things to Ann Arbor. The journey included being in a snowstorm, lifting a trailer back onto the road, and getting to practice only 30 seconds late after hurting his back and having only one functional leg. Folks, Mike Barwis truly is an urban legend.
- Michigan shortstop Jason Christian was drafted 154th overall by the Oakland Athletics and pitcher Zach Putnam was picked 171st overall by the Cleveland Indians. I’d be surprised if Putnam, who pitches and bats for Michigan, comes back for his senior year. It’s still a possibility, but when the next step in your career awaits, it’s hard not to move on.
- The 2008 Women’s Football Academy will be held on June 14. You can sign up now.